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Appalachian Trail: NJ 23 to NJ 284

Soon after its start in Highpoint State Park, this 9.5-miler travels the New Jersey-New York border then crosses tens of small bridges through the Vernie Swamp. Add-on: Follow spur trail to New Jersey’s highpoint.

Trip Tools

Shelters: High Point Shelter; sleeps 8.

To Trailhead

Start: From Duttonville, NJ, head south on NJ 23. Go 4.4 miles to parking. End: From Unionville, NY, head east on CR 36 for 167 feet (crossing into New Jersey). Make a slight right onto NJ 284 and continue 1.1 mi. to trailhead.

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